A 15-woman team, including four teenagers, will begin a three-game series on Sunday. Alice Capsey and Freya Kemp, both teenagers, are expected to earn their ODI debuts during England’s forthcoming three-match series against India, thanks to their stellar performances this summer, which included helping England win the T20I series.
Freya Kemp Will Play In England’s ODI Against India
Both were included in England’s 15-person ODI squad for Sunday’s first match at Hove, along with opening batter Tammy Beaumont, who had been controversially omitted off England’s T20I team earlier in the summer for the series against South Africa and India and the Commonwealth Games.
Wednesday’s And September 24’s Games Follow Sunday’s
It will be followed by games on September 24 at Lord’s and September 23 at Canterbury. Capsey’s unbroken 38 off 24 balls helped England chase down a target of 123 and win the series 2-1 in the third T20I, which took place on Thursday in Bristol.
Earlier in the game, England had been 70 without loss. At the age of 17 years and 145 days, left-arm seamer Kemp became the youngest England player, male or female, to hit fifty in a T20I in the previous match.
India won by eight wickets in Derby and was the second-youngest to do so for England in international cricket, behind Sarah Taylor. Capsey established herself as a powerful cricketer and an accomplished actress in her first year on the international stage.
Her innings seemed calm on the surface, but it was the one that helped England secure a victory in Bristol. The 18-year-old eventually confessed that she had human frailties. I was very anxious today,” Capsey said after the game.
“I was torn between playing the forward sweep or the reversal. To me, it seemed like a foregone conclusion that this game would determine the series. But right now I’m loving it, and I believe that shows in my cricket.”
Due To Injuries, Amy Jones Will Captain
In the wake of Heather Knight’s injury and Nat Sciver’s mental health hiatus, Amy Jones will continue to lead the team as captain. Sophie Ecclestone, who took 3 for 25 to help restrict India’s score on Thursday and was named Player of the Match, will continue to serve as vice-captain.
When questioned about the absence of Knight, Sciver, and the resting Katherine Brunt during India’s trip, Capsey stated, “We’ve all taken it upon ourselves to do our part and truly embrace our job.”
Having them around is great because they provide direction and experience to the squad; as a result, younger players like myself have been given more responsibility at a more formative stage in our careers.
It’s flattering to be trusted with such a prominent role, and Kempy has done a fantastic job since joining the national squad. Her self-assurance on the field and the fifty she scored in the second T20 are both outstanding.
Lisa Keightley’s Last Series As England’s Coach After Not Renewing
After this series, Lisa Keightley will no longer be the head coach for England since she did not renew her contract through the summer. The team’s cohesiveness helped them win the Vitality T20I series, and Keightley is “very happy” about that.
To paraphrase, “I thought we truly did that when we were lacking some of our big profile players.” The team may be young, but they have shown their worth by working tirelessly and displaying their expertise and determination to succeed. Amy was a fantastic captain, and Sophie was a wonderful second, so we hope they keep up the good work they’ve been doing.